LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a man caught on camera racking up fraudulent charges at a Lehigh Acres Walmart, with a credit card that had been stolen from an unlocked car parked in a home’s driveway.
The victim in this case left his wallet in his car during the late evening hours of January 5th on 4th Street SW in Lehigh. Less than 48 hours later, he was notified by his bank that there had been some suspicious charges made on his card, and that they had stopped additional payments. The card had been used at several businesses before it was shut down. At that point, the unsuspecting victim checked his vehicle, which was still unlocked, and found that his wallet, personal identification and credit card were missing.
Surveillance photos from Walmart show a white male with dark hair and a beard using the victim’s card. Detectives now need the public’s help putting a name, and location, to this man’s face. Upon his arrest, he will be facing felony charges of burglary and larceny theft. The suspect is most likely familiar with the Lehigh area and is believed to be driving a darker colored, newer model Hyundai Azera.
Anyone with information on the man who used the stolen credit cards is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Tips may also be made online at www.swflcrimestoppers.org, or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.